“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.”

July 1, 2021

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

https://www.nelsonmandela.org/news/entry/i-am-prepared-to-die

 from a ‘Google’ (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”) and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both …

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The Journey of my “Political Awakening”

June 9, 2021

http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com
The various books on South Africa that Craig “felt inspired” to write are available at
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=south+africa.+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss
and
https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=south+africa+craig+lock

Craig’s various Rainbow books (on South Africa) are available at
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=rainbow+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss
“Worst-selling writer”
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!
All proceeds go to a local charity (most worthy)-
ME!
from  https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/the-various-books-that-craig-felt-inspired-to-write-are-available-at/

Craig's Books

How a South African “Moegoe” became “politically aware”

pic from https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+end+of+the+line+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

Timol – Pursuit of Justice

from https://www.google.co.za/search?q=ahmed+timol&source=hp&ei=VwPAYPnRIeeJ4-EP07OI6AI&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYMARZzmLzQWreAmk4MkgE6D7sr_Y-Q4i&oq=ahmed+timol&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyCwguEMcBEK8BEJMCMgIILjICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAOggIABCxAxCDAToFCAAQsQM6DgguELEDEIMBEMcBEKMCOggILhDHARCvAToICC4QsQMQkwI6BQguEJMCOgQIABAKOgQILhAKUO8RWNtMYPxkaABwAHgAgAGXEYgB1DKSAQswLjIuNS4yLjktMpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXo&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwi52fqXnonxAhXnxDgGHdMZAi0Q4dUDCAc&uact=5

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter

I was in my first job and still remember vividly police chasing students from my office at the top of Adderley St near the Cathedral in St Georges St – the first stirrings of my “political conscience”. Think I wrote about it in my very first manuscript, How a South African “Moegoe” * became “politically aware”

*= “drongo”

pic from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-6/

I think the students were protesting the death (“suicide”) of Ahmed Timol at John Vorster Square in 1971

https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/detention-without-trial-in-john-vorster-square-south-african-history-archive/gQ-

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=police+chasing+students+St+Georges+cathedral++&ei=GgTAYNH5BrGQmgeT8p7wDA&oq=police+chasing+students+St+Georges+cathedral++&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyBwghEAoQoAFQ9ZQjWPWUI2DBmSNoAXAAeACAAYMCiAHyA5IBAzItMpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwjR7t30nonxAhUxiOYKHRO5B84Q4dUDCBE&uact=5

https://www.google.co.za/search?q=police+students+St+Georges+cathedral+cape+town&biw=1366&bih=635&tbm=vid&ei=IAfAYMPqGsiprtoP4Oe14AQ&oq=police+students+St+Georges+cathedral+cape+town&gs_l=psy-ab-video.12…10484.10484.0.14634.1.1.0.0.0.0.584.584.5-1.1.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab-video..0.0.0….0.KytrPg5s41E

https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/

Also see

https://www.capetownmagazine.com/public-holiday-day-of-reconciliation

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My ‘Madiba’ Pictures

May 19, 2021

MY ‘MADIBA’ PICTURES

From my WordPress blog at www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com (media)

I may turn into purely a short picture book (just for practice)

Enjoy

“the world’s worst photographer”

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KRW9O6lGuw-JrsXeW7GZqHVsH-fs9Apv?usp=sharing

and

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nq5XuW3-x6EAVP8UF_G2p_TgizsSLowr5dmc79zVXho/edit

Just testing and practising with Google Drive + docs.

So hope it works

My books on ‘Madiba’

May 18, 2021

from

+ https://www.amazon.com/s?k=nelson+mandela+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

Also see https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=nelson+mandela+craig+lock

Next task:

Add your Madiba books to your Kobo list, c

PPS

Thanks Madiba for your thoughtful words in reply to my letter early on “my writing journey”. They were a huge encouragement and inspiration to me during an extremely dark period of my life.

Your immense generosity and nobility of spirit lives on


RIP , Madiba


“It always seems impossible…
until it gets done.”

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

Sony World Photography Awards winner kicks down barriers

May 3, 2021

Together...Let's Break (Tear) Down Walls (Barriers) and Build Bridges of Understanding

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/sony-world-photography-awards-winner-kicks-down-barriers/HLVXHPBVSSVBX642I5BBUXVGXE/#

from

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31/

and

http://www.facebook.com/journowriter

Shared by “the world’s worst photographer”

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

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The Middle East and the Pursuit of Peace

May 2, 2021

The Pursuit of a More Peaceful Middle East...and so a more peaceful and better World

The Middle East and the Pursuit of Peace

My book has just been published

“It always seems impossible… until it gets done.”
– Nelson Mandela

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

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Nelson Mandela’s “I am prepared to die” speech

April 15, 2021

Nelson Mandela’s immortal “I am prepared to die” speech.

On 20 April 1964, at the beginning of the Rivonia Trialists’ defence, Nelson Mandela delivered his immortal “I am prepared to die” speech. In the three-hour long missive — considered by many to be an early tenet of our democracy — he went into great detail to justify the motivations of the ANC, the realities of political resistance, and the injustice of the apartheid regime. 

But it is his closing lines that would be quoted by young politicians for decades and recycled ubiquitously into house music songs. Reportedly looking the judge squarely in the face, he said: 

“During my lifetime I have dedicated my life to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realised. But, my Lord, if it needs to be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

Mandela delivered these words despite his lawyers cautioning that the judge might snap up the dare and impose the death penalty — an outcome many observers thought was a distinct possibility at the start of the trial.

https://mailchi.mp/fccd8e72b0fe/making-martyrs-out-of-clowns?e=7022807bd0

http://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

and

http://www.facebook.com/journowriter

Also see

https://www.nelsonmandela.org/news/entry/i-am-prepared-to-die

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

“Those who stand up for justice will always be on the right side of history.”

April 9, 2021

Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I SHARE, I DREAM!"

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

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“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people that little else has…It is more powerful in governments in breaking down racial barriers.”

January 28, 2021

Sport for Peace: Sport Transcending Boundaries

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people that little else has…It is more powerful in governments in breaking down racial barriers.”

– Madiba (www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com)

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/233784-sport-has-the-power-to-change-the-world-it-has#=

and

http://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

following on from my last post

http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

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A Model, A Possible Template for Peace Negotiations Around the World

January 6, 2021

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